Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
Rating Explanation: for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material
Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: A zany idea, a funny script and some nice performances makes up for much of the racism, vulgarity, and noise.
Extra DVD Features: Deleted scenes not seen in theaters.
Jason Bateman ... Nick
Kevin Spacey ... Dave Harken
Charlie Day ... Dale Arbus
Jennifer Aniston ... Dr. Harris
Jason Sudeikis ... Kurt Buckman
Colin Farrell ... Bobby Pellitt
Meghan Markle ... Jamie
Donald Sutherland ... Jack Pellit
P.J. Byrne ... Kenny Sommerfeld
Lindsay Sloane ... Stacy
Michael Albala ... Mr. Anderton
Jamie Foxx ... Dean 'MF' Jones
Corporate manager Nick (Jason Bateman) works for a sadistic control freak (Kevin
Spacey); accountant/genial skirt-chaser Bobby (Jason Sudeikis) reports to a corrupt, coked-up party guy (Colin
Farrell, hilarious in his prosthetic transformation) who's running a
family business into the ground, and polluting that ground while he's at
it; and dental assistant Dale (Charlie Day) endures outsized
sexual harassment from his sexy, dentist-boss (Jennifer Aniston).
What is first broached as a joke among the three buddies slowly becomes a vague
plan, which snowballs into specific chaos, which leads to some zany hilarity when these three middle-class, novice hitmen make the mistake of seeking gangsta advice from
a scary-looking black dude who calls himself Mother----er Jones and
who, played with sly zing by Jamie Foxx, who sets just the right tone for Horrible Bosses.
The movie, directed by Seth Gordon ("Four Christmases") is equal parts outrageous and
reassuring in this comedic assault on the inequities of corporate hierarchy; and happily the
bosses finally get what's coming to them.